nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government]
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
 
Main Page About Us Contact Us
  • Resources
  • Activities
  • Assessments
  • Web Links
  • Textbooks Maps/Charts
  • North Dakota Symbols
  • 4th Grade Resources
  • Publications
  • Civics Education
  • News
  • Order
  • Site Map
  • Convergent Lady Beetle (Ladybug)

    Chokecherry, North Dakota state fruit

    In 2011, the Legislative Assembly named the ladybug (Convergent Lady Beetle) as the official state insect. Ladybugs help farmers and gardeners by eating aphids, mites, and other pests. They are not harmful to humans or crops, and are important to the state’s agriculture industry. The idea of naming the ladybug the official state insect came from Kenmare elementary students.

    Click Here for a pdf of the Convergent Lady Beetle, the state insect of North Dakota (pdf file opens in new window).

    Return to North Dakota Symbols....